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Tag: "public vs private health insurance"

Jan 2012

Health Insurance and Mental Health Issues

If you’re one of the 1 in 5 Australians who will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, you’ll want to how your situation is likely to be treated by private health funds. As anyone who has suffered from mental health prob...

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Aug 2011

Private Hospital Insurance to save tax? Minimal or full cover?

Do You Earn Over $80,000? If you earn over $80,000 for an individual, or $160,000 for couples and families (family threshold increases by $1,500 for each dependent child after the first), you are liable for a Medicare Levy Surcharge which is an ex...

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Jul 2011

Healthcare 101: What’s Covered and What’s Not

Healthcare in Australia is a fairly complex system and is provided by both the private sector and government institutions.  Medicare is a health insurance system setup throughout the country and is funded through income taxes.  In addition to Medic...

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Apr 2011

Investigation: Does Medicare Cover all Health Care Needs?

Are you contemplating on purchasing a private health insurance policy? Do you feel insecure having solely the Medicare benefits to rely on? It is a known fact that despite having one of the most developed and effective health care systems in the worl...

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Mar 2011

What Are the Different Types of Health Insurance?

The health system has two components in Australia: Private Health Insurance and Medicare. This article is intended to give you the facts, and help to dispel any puzzlement over the issue of Health Insurance. Medicare The public health care system i...

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